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a roundup of the headlines this week. in lockdown protests over the government's decision to pull out of a trade deal with the e.u. to disperse them violently in the ukrainian capital. tough sanctions or diplomatic action world powers agree the nuclear deal with iran is a breakthrough but they differ on exactly what made it possible meanwhile. this agreement as much more do you drew splits it will make our partners in the region safer the obama administration is facing pressure from skeptics both at home and abroad if the deal comes under fire from both washington and tel aviv. to call a halt to damaging. pushing so many people into poverty corporation tax
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cutting free child care and raising the minimum wage scotland outlines how life will be back outside the u.k. preparing the ground for next year's independence for. the top stories of the week and all of today here on r.t. international. live in moscow a very warm welcome to you today protesters in ukraine are demanding both the president and the government step down after a crackdown on a mass demonstration in the capital the use of brute force and tear gas by both the activists and security forces left rallies in central kiev now banned for a month and the commotion was a direct response to the country's leadership rejecting a trade deal with the e.u. . the reporting now on why ukrainian officials got cold feet.
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from smiles to host styles after keep said last week would not be signing a free trade pact with europe officials were jumping out of their skin to persuade president got a call that i think it was a right if. it. was. you could see repeated politicians were not too happy to see a decrease in president citing economic troubles and as it became clear key of was not going to sign the deal at this point paired with a violent dispersal of protests in the capital that's when humor of assuming a different tone we have to set aside short political calculations. and we may not give in to external pressure know the least from russia. such tactics from europe which have been accusing russia of pressure in ukraine not to sign the free trade bank raised some eyebrows they should really really stop
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using the methods of the caldwell they're blackmailing ukraine add that to the e.u. offering no compensation for potential economic losses which could have been catastrophic in practical terms it would be a disaster for the ukrainian people it would mean gas prices going up the prices going up unemployment going up the industrialisation so i think he could have a choice the e.u. deal is a very bad one ukraine already has a staggering foreign debt of hundred thirty six billion euro and just more denies in fact standards would have cost a staggering one hundred billion or more with the people in the streets care little about such implications and yet we deserve to be near a crisis to deal would have allowed us to get better education in europe during the week of central square was the stage of the mass protests of those supporting your integration opposing president acknowledges decision not to sign the euro association deal in vilnius and even in a typically violent dispersal of their week long sit in on friday night with dozens
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detained and injured did not stop the protest is still insisting they deal with the e.u. will happen most likely in early twenty fifteen but after riot police peaceful protesters thousands are converging on the capital kiev to join the opposition's calls for unocal which to hand over the reins alexy recess deonte reporting from kiev in ukraine. and here's why the ukrainian government is in over its head right now thousands of protesters as well as the opposition inside the parliament they want to move the country inside europe but the government fires the notion premature saying brussels offer does not include such perks as membership and privileges that most europeans enjoy then there's a belief that life inside the union would be. cheaper seemingly attractive the government warns this comes at the expense of destroying the country's own economy and getting very little compensation for that now the opposition still insists kiev should break free of the pressure coming from moscow but close economic ties with
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russia including the free trade zone shared business landscape and increased exports are actually pulling the states back together and while the e.u. officials say moscow's playing an unfair game analyst patrick young believes brussels is simply trying to divert attention away from its own shortcomings. if the european union's leaders whether individually or collectively started to admitting to their shortcomings there'd be no end of problems wouldn't there i mean look at the european union massive run down employment throughout the course of the entire union we've got things like fifty percent plus youth unemployment in several mediterranean countries they have a euro currency of project which is. built on science by the sort of deluded technocrats who believe that they know the best thing for all people and therefore realistically the only thing the european union can try to do is keep believing storming anybody russia who cares because ultimately the european union
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started and has rendered wonderful supranational trade project is ultimately falling apart at the seams because it has become itself a crumbling soviet style empire which in many cases replicates some of the more ridiculous facets of the old soviet union. thanks for joining us here in r.t. international earlier this week global headlines were dominated by an historic nuclear deal with iran hammered out in geneva by six world powers to iran was promised modest relief and sanctions in return for scaling back its nuclear program but the other countries managed to set aside their differences to reach the breakthrough agreement they do still differ on what exactly made it possible more on the story now with plenty of work. it's a deal that saluted diplomats for
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a decade and as the crucial make or break iran nuclear talks continued into the night details of how they were going were leading the journalists camped out in geneva so we waited and waited and waited while diplomats from six world powers and iran inched their way closer to an historic breakthrough than after sixteen hours a tweet from the e.u.'s top diplomat a deal had been done and the six negotiating powers agreed to recognize iran's right to peaceful nuclear energy including its right to nuclear enrichment on the conditions that its program is placed under strict control by the i.a.e.a. . as we received word of the agreement we got details to iran had agreed to reduce its uranium enrichment from twenty to a maximum of five percent use u.s. centrifuges while holding construction of
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a new reactor near the town of iraq this throughout this long list of concessions iran's foreign minister still had a smile on his face and red sand he won for his country a partial easing of sanctions allowing to iran to regain control of billions of dollars worth of much needed funds and find banks we believe that it is the sanctions that have brought us to this negotiation and ultimately to the more significant negotiation to follow for a car branch of agreement others have stressed that it wasn't the stress of more punitive measures but diplomacy that won the day over the night in the case of these talks the fact that that the iranians have shown time after time that there is no evidence that he was in their program with anything but peaceful is something that has been ignored by the western media and western governments but this. despite all that iran's real civilians has forced these countries to take steps. in
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richmond and they can the russians and the chinese have played a very constructive role in the stupid road in the suit with the agreement is based on the concept forward by the russian president vladimir putin's demands new president hassan rouhani is also seen as having played a crucial role in making the deal possible he came to power less than three months ago edging to improve their brands for relations with the west and i don't think that sanctions played as much of a role as a recognition by the united states and britain and other countries that we need to engage iran because iran is becoming increasingly influential it is a knee an interim agreements in six months time well the palace abdurrahman six return to the negotiating table but also to hear failed. would mean that scientists in the middle of the night if it gave. polyploid play i could see to
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believe that and in the very first moments of a nuclear deal with iran it was reached it was clear the agreement left an awful lot of room for interpretation iranian. enrichment program will continue this first step does not say that iran has a right to enrichment and here at r.t. international we spoke to asia times course one of pepe escobar he believes america has stuck right in the middle of a very delicate balancing act. this being the war has started at three am in geneva and it's going to be go on for another six months kerry had to say that so he could have peace the israel lobby the u.s. congress and this plan how the petro dollar law of the u.s. not to mention some neal can see us as well still very false hopes. and even iran it's different they are saying we still have our right to enrich you were in you
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and it's correct because the deal keeping you reaching you reading to the size percent for the next six months for the moment we have a breakthrough that's going to last six months there will be all sorts of interest to try to pull barges but for the moment we have diplomacy in action something that we haven't seen especially between us in the run for thirty four years well despite the hugs and handshakes in geneva the deal with iran left many outside the negotiating room rather unhappy that includes president obama's opposition at home and america's closest ally in the middle east in a teacher can reports on the skepticism today that diplomacy opened up a new path toward a world that is more secure and flying in the face of president obama what was cute in geneva. last night is more this sort of agreement. this is
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sort of an state. does not move to a safer place in an environment where israel as well as many u.s. lawmakers don't think that iran should develop nuclear technology at all the obama administration had to engage in diplomatic acrobatics to both acknowledge iran's right to peaceful nuclear energy and not acknowledge it at the same time we approach these negotiations with a basic understanding of iran like any nation should be able to access peaceful nuclear energy but because of its record of violating its obligations iran must accept strict limitations on its nuclear program that make it impossible to develop a nuclear weapon the scope and role of iran's enrichment as is set forth in the language within this document says that iran's peaceful nuclear program is subject to a negotiation. and to mutual agreement despite the officials attempts to obtain even
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the hawks hunches are flying security cameras it looks like we've tacitly agreed that they will be enriching for commercial purposes down the road so i think you're going to see on capitol hill again a bipartisan effort to try to make sure that this is not the final agreement another senator marco rubio call the deal quote a blow to our allies in the region who are already concerned about america's commitment to their security and i think a lot of people both in the middle east and on capitol hill are very concerned that this interim deal becomes the new norm opponents of the deal in washington and abroad are already working not too late it's survive this six month trial the obama administration is walking on eggshells before congress israel and its allies in the golf as it's trying to convey a carefully worded message which is you cannot threaten war all the time in washington i'm going to check out. guns valmai and deadly street fighting it's all
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part of a daily routine in libya just a couple of minutes here on r.t. international a look at how the troubled countries fairing two years after the ousting and killing of moammar gadhafi also. we are not people with disabilities but the people with limited ability after a short break here on the program with less than one hundred days before the paralympics russia's hockey players tell us how they're going for gold at the soft she winter games. from countries rich in natural resources are the poorest africa's a colony it's a colony the big corporations it's a colony of some of its own leaders who are under the thumbs of the big corporations so. they have to beg from the world bank's development of social
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programs goes to pay back debts country is drowning under the amount of debt that they had and so every year they would borrow money. and they would use that same amount of money to pay back o. their. money to relieve. the wages of debts. right on the scene. first rate. and i think the church. can still. be in the now.
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if you are just joining us welcome to the weekly on oxy international the tension between edinburgh and london rose or not this week as the scottish government issued a blueprint for independence ahead of next september's referendum. he would also call a halt to damaging wissmann support a pushing soo many people into poverty six hundred seventy page document outlines plans to cut corporation tax extend free childcare and raise the minimum wage london strongly opposes the idea of separation clashing with edinburgh on issues ranging from currency oil reserves and membership. takes up the story. should scotland be an independent country it's a six word question that requires a simple yes or no but breaking a three hundred year old doing it could hardly be simple in the scots are not taking it lightly as it stands only about thirty percent of scots say they will vote for independence a figure those in the yes camp hope to increase by presenting that much anticipated
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white paper which a scottish national party says has the answers to all the questions about independents the prime minister david cameron and those of the wall into the know cabin says that in the car this is laden with risks and problems with warnings on just about everything scotland wants to keep the sterling pounded a currency union with the u.k. an idea dismissed by westminster taxes and debt the no camp suggests a steady and higher taxes e.u. membership london says scotland could forget about it the try to nuclear program david cameron claims getting rid of it is a bad idea in case of a north korean nuclear attack and there might even be roaming charges on mobile phones if the split happens at the list goes on it's dubbed project fear by the yes camp and they accuse the government of scare mongering scots into voting no and they'd says the white paper would prove that independence would bring about a jobs and a thriving economy cern's that resonate with voters cameron argued that an
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independent scotland will have to negotiate in the future for the things that it has right now along with the signalling that it won't be making it easy for the crux of the matter goes back to economics a recent poll found out that it's in the. and it's made the five hundred pounds richer more than half the spots were growth rate reporting from london i'm tess are still you are to libya now where more than forty people were killed on thursday in a blast at a military depo a gang had been trying to steal ammunition but they all died in the explosion militias often attack army bases in the country and government troops fighting with armed gangs is a part of everyday life there freelance journalist she reports from tripoli ferrazzi. this is really a lot there are no fourteen people were killed and more than fifty wounded in a recent clash between islamic militant group and sharia and the military says a report by the interior ministry tripoli is witnessing security problems two over forty people were killed and more than two hundred injured at
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a rally last week in tripoli as protesters clashed with the militias and to control of a number of government buildings the gunmen gave into the demands of the libyan authorities and left tripoli but if he is truly down arms reportedly natives of the city of misrata say were among the first to seek to remove the gaddafi regime in general the security situation in libya remains unstable believe me as deputy intelligence chief more stuff i know are recently kidnapped outside tripoli's international airport. now the libyan army has been struggling control of the group that took part in the overthrow of the country's former leader colonel gadhafi and according to some reports there's up to seventeen hundred of them all with different goals libya is also facing an uncontrolled flow of arms estimates say there are around four hundred weapon depos with only twenty of them belonging to the government meanwhile about three thousand and thirty aircraft missiles that could be used to
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down civilian airliners those are just gone missing regional affairs expert by your miser he says the situation is not being helped by the whole of weapons cause or be streaming into the country from outside regional neighbors. the government is totally incapable of reining in these militias they're not going to disarm and then of course we still have the ongoing role of the united states and these other western states who are continually interfering in the internal affairs of libya and this of course could call even more consternation inside the country because many of these militia groups even though they were against gadhafi they still do not support the u.s. or nato interfering in the internal affairs of libya at this stage. for the web site for you right now wheels on fire check it out the russian city of all them skin siberia an unusual site and. bus raging on fire heading on down the road now drive where the emergency service is there right behind it the details that are
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dot com right now. while you're there you'll also find story of how british officials systematically destroyed secret files that included information on the abuse and torture of locals informa colony those details that are. you're watching the international from moscow i'm real received say thanks very much for joining us today you still think that a fully functioning gun is something you simply can't make at home but it seems it's all about to change as three d. printing makes enormous strides. visited a company that specializes in creating three d. guns some experts say it won't be long before you can do it yourself. rhett's shooting range in austin texas is normally packed with gun enthusiasm. today the difference is that these men are firing rounds with a do it yourself firearm the world's first three d. printed metal gun we wanted to showcase the abilities of what direct metal can do
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eric much later is a project coordinator at solid concepts company specializing in three d. printing hearing prints are in the arts he was granted an exclusive tour of their austin facility which boasts ten three d. industrial printers and a glimpse of our technological future these are all the three d. printed parts that went into making this car after getting a federal firearms license the company used a process called direct metal lease or centering to produce this browning nine hundred eleven pistol the three d. printed in metal gun has fired over one thousand rounds in the meantime solid concepts has manufactured its second nineteen eleven firearm solid concepts insists the stainless steel firearm they've introduced to the world can't be replicated by hobbyists these machines start at six hundred thousand and go up to a million dollars they need to be in industrial environments they require more
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electricity than is available in residential areas and it will be years before metal printers become available on the consumer market not exactly the world's first mini metal maker has already been created and with laser centering patents set to expire in february it's predicted that metal desktop printers will hit the consumer market before you know it as the world has learned the convenience of technology has a downside we all love to the internet cell phones e-mail and social media before finding out that our beloved data is being monitored and stored by the n.s.a. . the astonishing capabilities of three d. metal printers is no law. a secret. so when they become a part of our household tap along side the microwave and flat screen t.v. what people choose to physically treat in the privacy of their home. will be beyond the control of the u.s. government bring up or r.t.
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texas you can always go to the website called for more analysis on how three d. guns could inspire a new gun control debate in the usa. ok to buy and call tear gas has been used against demonstrators trying to storm the office of the prime minister they've also partially occupied a state run t.v. channel riot police are being deployed on the streets of the thai capital police say five people have been killed so far during anti-government rallies that have continued for eight days and people are demanding the prime minister steps down over a proposed amnesty bill that could see a previous me ousted premier return from exile it was sparked by a proposed honesty bill for the former prime minister who was ousted during the military coup in two thousand and six over corruption and abuse of. now while the olympic torch is moving closer to a day by day winter paralympians are getting ready. some of russia's medal hopefuls
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. i copied as it should be intense fierce determined and. like you. just with two sticks one in each hand with extra risks. for human reason you're constantly flying around at high speeds collisions and everything for it all crazy fast and tireless commitment to work which is. training all the time morning to night every day for these seventeen paralympic athletes are in the twenty fourteen russia sledge hockey team and thirty six year old about him so you can is their captain he was injured in two thousand and two while serving in the russian military in chechnya. still does more before the age of twenty five i used to have a completely different life were also for both of them but after the injury i turned to sports to realise my potential in
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a country that struggled to accommodate people's disabilities russia's paralympic coach says the team is helping to change perceptions in the numbers there were quite a few in the second i knew china was more of these guys managed to prove to themselves their relatives and the entire society that they are not people with disabilities but people with limited abilities. he has been a part of paralympics since one thousand nine hundred four but this is the first year that russia will compete this board only came here for years ago because of these third party players the road just so she hasn't been easy it's taken an immense amount of hard work personal sacrifice and dedication but the payoff is that it's just on the ice the principles of. after this experience i believe that people who have survived a car crash or a plane crash will look at us and realize that even with an injury like that you can live on if you can set your own goals and achieve them i use a captain of our team to the region russia.
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years since quantitative easing first began with the situation now as well as corporate news ryanair is making its way to sky this is john thomas is on the way he'll give us a sneak in his full fairly i want to pick a point gained weight for some not so exciting for others so there's lots coming up of that start talk about the ukraine. so the e.u. eastern partnership summit in lithuania it takes off this week ukraine's rejection of the free trade zone took center stage meanwhile protests ukraine over kiev decision not to sign the bill clinton you so. in kiev for us we've got paul scott vilnius to tell us exactly what's going on on the ground. hi there paul so no deal what exactly happened. while heading into the two day summit in real news case you don't think hopes were particularly hard of a last minute u. turn kiev decision not to star in the.


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